26 Parks near Andover, New Jersey
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Should have anticipated a problem when I did not get an email confirmation after 3 requests. Arrived after dark do to traffic issues. Park is not kept up very well. Narrow roads with trees not trimmed very well. Could not find site due to resident parking on site and lousy markings. The number is at back of site and is carved into wood post. Asked office for help. They stated they could not understand wife and hung up. Site had lot of trees that needed major trimming. Sites are very close together. The population is owners and some short term renters. Bathrooms are distant and only two dumpsters were present, which are very full. Campground is definitely showing its age. Did not see a wi fi availability. Cable was ok. Would not return. - JOHNGW
Jul 2013 - $24.00
This is a large destination campground with lots to do. It is well staffed by friendly people who know their business. Its the first time I've actually seen the pool, hot tub and beach staffed with lifeguards at a private resort. Most of the interior roads are dirt with some paved roads with heavier traffic. It is an older campground that shows its age but most of the campgrounds in the north east are no better. The common grounds are well maintained but management could do a better job of getting some of the seasonals to clean their sites a little better. We stayed here for a month at the rate of $725 in season but the daily rate is over $40. The electric is only 30 amps which was a problem during the summer. The voltage tended to drop off during days with high heat. Cable TV in an internal analog only system with a poor signal on the lower channels. The Wi-Fi is a hot spot at a pavilion. The maintenance people indicated the owner is thinking of upgrading a portion of his park to 50 amps. If he does he will be one of the few parks in the area that would accommodate class A's with two A/C's. - D in Davie
Apr 2013 - $45.00
Okay for a night or two. Staff was friendly and helpful. Park is more for park models/seasonal and tents. Price is for W/E only. - Minden Mike
68 Phillips Road Newton, New Jersey 07860 (map) | 973-383-4026
Sites: 270 | Latest Rate: $48.00 | 9 Reviews
Sep 2014 - $48.00
The entrance to get in is only wide enough for 1 vehicle never mind 2 trucks pulling campers. The interior roads are a shambles, potholes, ruts and steep hills and super narrow. The electrical system is outdated with only 30 amp. The voltage was fluctuating the entire length of my stay. I had to shut down the pwr management system so the power would stay on. The water was on one side of the site and the electrical on the other. The cable TV wire was up in a tree and I had to search for it. The sites were a nice size but need serious amounts of gravel to level them out. We would not go back to this campground. - jambro
Aug 2014 - $52.00
Overall the campground was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The roads are in poor shape, they are narrow and have with many pot holes and loose gravel on the up and down hill parts which makes pulling large heavy campers precarious when meeting oncoming traffic in blind areas. I will not stay here again. - Zinger Travels
Jul 2014 - $62.00
Excellent friendly staff made the stay great. Pool is a good size and clean. Bathrooms were small, but clean. I did not use the showers, but did look at them and they seemed clean. The campsites have good room and a good mix of out in the open and tucked away in the shade. The weekend we stayed was a Christmas in July weekend so we figured it would be packed and out of control, but it was well run and even the campers were polite. We had a great time. The only downside if any is that the campground is very hilly and mostly unpaved (crushed gravel). If you camp way in the back (M section), you are going to want to have a bike or something because the walk is a nice one to the front were all the activities are. We stayed in the M section and loved it. We stayed here hoping to find a seasonal site for the future and we are seriously thinking about making this our seasonal home next year. We camped here in a 34' rig and had plenty of room. - ever1ast15
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Based on other reviews, we didn't go in with many expectations. However, we were pleasantly surprised....it turned out OK. We only stayed for 2 nights, but it was quiet and peaceful in what you would think would be an urban area. As other reviewers have mentioned, you need to make your entry to Flanders-Netcong Rd off of Old Ledgewood Road. If you try to come in off International, it deadends before you get to the park. The terrain is hilly, but we navigated it just fine with a 40' toyhauler (57' overall length). We had a pull-through site that was long enough. Water, power, and sewer worked just fine. Not a big site, but adequate. No cable. Satellite is unlikely due to lots and lots of trees. Over the air TV was VERY limited. There is WiFi, but as we have found in every park we've stayed in, it is slow. Our ATT & Verizon hotspots worked well. The owner is working on making things better, but it's not an overnight process. We would return if we were in the area. - FireFlyer
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Fla-Net is a campground to avoid. GPS location is incorrect - it took us to a dead-end road. So we had to unhitch our towed vehicle to get turned around. The manager said they keep meaning to correct that. The campground was a mix of hills and valleys. It was the most uneven campground I've ever seen. The first spot they sent me to was way too narrow with overhanging trees that scraped my roof. After complaining they gave me the adjacent site. Thankfully I had a good surge protector. It caught the fact that the electric had no "ground" and the polarity was reversed. This could have fried my camper's electrical system. Had to add an extender to my electric cable to hook up to the next site over. This place is a wreck! - Vince & Charlette
Jul 2015 - $48.00
Extremely tight spots. Some tough terrain to drive through to get to park and even more to get to your spot. The operator is nice enough and fairly helpful and provides a 10% discount just for asking while not officially part of a discount program.
The amenities seem quite nice though we didn't have an opportunity to use them. It seems popular as it was pretty full.
30A with water was $38/night. 30A with water and sewer was $43/night. 50A with water and sewer was $48, which we paid $43, discounted. In my opinion a little steep for such a cramped, fairly basic space. $10 less across the board and I'd up my rating for value. - Outlaw Pilots
Aug 2008 - $20.00
There are not many sites for an RV. Ours is 28' with no slideouts. I would say 30' would be the limit. We had site #26. The only other sites we would have considered are #28 and #20. You had to back 100' up a slight hill. If you are not good at maneuvering your camper this place is not for you. There are some inclines to haul up also. The privacy is great and the views on top of the mountain are awesome also. Staff was very friendly and helpful. - Jodee
Jul 2016 - $20.00
One of the few dog friendly campgrounds in New Jersey! This quiet county park is perfect for someone looking to checkout the New Jersey countryside. For the price, it was an amazing find. The roads are well maintained, it was easy to find, and even though every site was full, it was very quiet! There is a large area of grass to walk your dogs (on leash) and the additional services (bathhouse, dump station, garbage) are convenient to all sites. The one downside for some might be the utilities. The power was steady but the water hookups can be pretty far away. You might want to arrive with a 50' hose. We got 3 bars of LTE on both our Verizon and AT&T lines. We'd stay here again. - technogypsies
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Most affordable campground in vicinity of New York City. Went into the City by train to Penn Station; one hour ride, which we picked up just south in Dover. Park is scenic, well kept. Staff and hours of operation are part time, so repeated efforts to contact are required. Bathrooms are 'rustic', showers less so. Hilly, but sites are level front to back and a little off side-to-side. Not an issue with one or two minimal ramp. We have a 27 ft. 5th wheel and backing into site was tedious. Sites are big and well layed out, just a little too sharp of an entry given trees opposite which are right at the road. Would stay here again. No shopping or amenities to speak of outside park. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon just 'camping'! - Mike from Bama
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Just echoing previous reviews. Beautiful campground, paved sites, electric and water hookups. A previous review reported water issues, that must have been corrected as water quality was fine when we were there. We didn't see any "hose reels" and did have to use extra hose to reach the shared water faucet. Campsites are large and well separated. The picnic tables that are provided are big and really heavy, difficult to move - but in excellent condition. Lot of hiking trails. Very quiet campground. We will be returning. No campfires except at designated "council fire" spots. Commercial park charcoal grills at each site. Very shady, but trees are well trimmed. One odd thing: cost. They bill by "day", NOT by night. We were there Saturday to Monday - most campgrounds would bill that as 2 nights. At Mahlon, that is considered 3 billable days - So $60 instead of the expected $40. This campground is certainly worth it, but that is just different than most campgrounds we've been to. The "reservation" is large (3,000+ acres) with various different parking areas along the main road with similar signs, so when you enter it make sure you only pull in where the sign says "campground office". - Tom
Jun 2016 - $56.00
This is a small campground with a nice pool, tennis courts and pond. Fishing was catch and release which was nice. Small game room but enough to have some fun. Very nice staff. Roads were a little tight but we managed to get through ok. You have a choice of wooded campsite, or open field. Only down side was that no patio lights were allowed, so it was pretty dark and a little hard to see in the wooded site. This was a nice campground, I would recommend this place to families for a nice experience. - sassy67
Sep 2015 - $45.00
A very large facility North of the charming town of Hope, New Jersey. For a large rig, the roads here are very small country roads and require a lot of caution to negotiate. Coming North from Hope, NJ, there were no signs at the turns and require good planning, as a turnaround on some of the roads would be very difficult.
We were in a site at the top of the hill on a beautiful grass area and the first night there, a Thursday night, was one of the quietest nights we have ever experienced at a park, contrasted with the next night, which was one of the noisest! There are many, many seasonol campers scattered everywhere, and come Friday night, it seemed like they all came out from the city to relax and party. We had a particularly noisy group near us that had all sorts of people come in, cars parked all over, sitting around a fire, and the noise of their talking and laughing was so loud, we slept with our windows closed and air conditioning on, to drown it out. They even brought a lawn mower and were mowing grass in front of their area. I mentioned the noise to one of the staff the next day and got a shrug of the shoulders. I know they like the money from the seasonal rentals, but they should police them more and make sure they abide by the same quiet hours that we have to follow. We would never stay there again on a weekend night because of that. - elduque
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Great place for kids with no supervision...several playgrounds and lots of room to ride bikes. There were masses of children running around having a wonderful time, screaming and yelling with not a parent in sight. Very few transient sites. Ours was pull-thru, roomy, easy to get in and out. No antenna TV reception. No Verizon hotspot or phone. No cable. No wifi. (Did not pay for their wifi thanks to a previous reviewer's advice.) The worst thing was a live DJ show for three hours Saturday night with music so loud it shook our RV for the entire time. There was no way to get away from it. We received no warning of this event so we were stuck with it. This is an attractive place but not one suited to retirees who detest loud noise. We will definitely not return. - all4pets
Jul 2009 - $40.00
Super nice place: very clean, and well laid-out. The only complaint is the office hours are not very reliable. They close from 5-7pm and again at 10 pm each night: which is inconvenient. So I went down at 4:45 pm: they were already closed. We went for firewood at 9:30 pm: again they were already closed. Other than that, a great park! - ST59
Jun 2009 - $40.00
We chose this campground because it was close and offered a lot of amenities for kids. Best part? The very large playground - the kids had a BLAST. The mini golf course was cheesy to us adults but the kids thought it was great. The kids never got to use the beautiful pool because a large group of adults took over the whole pool area for water football. Bathrooms were yucky but luckily we had a camper! Walking trails were overgrown and not maintained. - Its Me
Nov 2007 - $35.00
Nice location - rural. Bathrooms weren't very clean. The sites were not very level. There were many campers with a lot of junk all over their site. The entrance looks like it will be wonderful, but the sites and the junk take away from that perception. - bonniejames
Sep 2014 - $35.00
If you are wondering why you cannot find any reviews on this "worst campground" in the USA, read on. This was our first time in the New Jersey area. Since we live out of state, we searched for hours online to find an rv park within reasonable proximity to the New York City area. We did a Google search and found Sun Air Campground. We phoned the owner to ask if he could accommodate a large motorhome, if it was easy to get to New York City by mass transit and what amenities they had. I was led to believe that everything was fine; no sewer, but good electric and water hookups, a dump station and fishing just steps away with a nice view of the lake. We believed we would be staying in a nice country setting with good access and modern amenities. So here is what we saw upon arriving in town. Without a GPS we never would have found this place. No directions were given on the website. When we turned onto Cozy Lake Rd, it was a very narrow road in a residential neighborhood with low overhanging trees. There were no signs along the road to provide direction until we finally came upon a small weathered sign nailed to a tree by a driveway. This was our first clue. The driveway entrance was rutted and rocky with pot holes, heavily wooded and very narrow. We pulled into a turn around area and straight ahead was a rundown modular residence with a little sign "Office" above the door. I knocked on the door (9:15 am) - no answer. My wife and I walked down the road into the campground only to be met by a vicious barking boxer, luckily on a chain in front of what looked to be a permanent trailer residence. The available sites were uneven, difficult to get into and covered in leaves and tree limbs. All occupied spots looked like permanent residents. We immediately decided this campground would not even rate a negative one star rating. There is a reason why there are no photos of the campground on the website. Cut-out areas in a heavily wooded area does not make a decent rv campground. We knew we were taking a chance on this place with so little information online, but we thought we'd check it out. Couldn't see any satellite images on Google maps because the area is so overgrown and the buildings are trashy and in horrible shape. In our 20+ years of motorhome travels, this is truly the worst place we have ever seen. Needless to say we drove on down the road. - cal corvette
Sep 2014 - $35.00
Family owned, people are nice. Gravel roads that are not maintained, gravel sites, ours was not level even with the use of leveling blocks. We parked by the lake, which was full of algae. There had been a boat dock at one time, now the area is roped off with "do not enter" signs. There is only one bath house for showers that is in very poor condition. You have to pay to use the shower. There is another bathroom that is in even worse condition. Neither were clean. There is a dump station, but no sewer hook up. The majority of the sites are seasonal renters in run down trailers. This place only takes cash. - esta34950
May 2015 - $60.00
The speed bumps at the campground will knock the fillings out of your teeth! Never mind what they do to your RV. Actually, if you want to see how secure your interior setup is or clean the grunge out of your blackwater tank, this is an EXCELLENT place to go.
We went at the beginning of camping season. Our site had a fire ring, picnic table, but there's no Wi-Fi.
There were only 2 sites open. Both back-in and these were all -gravel with no separation at all from adjacent sites.
The water spigot at our site was broken. We didn't want to bother the staff who had stayed late to check us in so we opted for no water hookup the first night.
We had an issue the next morning with rust in the drinking water that would not clear up after 20 minutes of running the water from the spigot.
A lot of full-timers live here but they were mostly very nice to us. Well... except for the guy who saw us trying to back into the first site next to his and cursed. We couldn't figure out how to get in there anyway so we took the other site.
We'd like to go back mid-season and give them another chance. - kalm_in_nj
Aug 2014 - $51.00
Staff friendly and check-in efficient. Our site was located on the top of the hill at the backside of the campground. The roads were really narrow, rutty with speed bumps every 10' that were in need of repair or just needed removing. The sites are really large and the entire campground in wooded. Seems most sites are permanent and since we were there during the week, not many campers near us….in fact, none. Very secluded and quiet. Did not see many people except the occasional walkers going by. Except for the mama bear and 3 cubs visiting within 50' of our campsite….extra treat. Was surprised that the possible visitation of bears was not mentioned. The camp store is adequate but small. Grocery stores at least 15 miles away. - carol d
Apr 2010 - $32.00
The wife and I spent the weekend here and really fell in love with it. We chose a back in site along a very active stream and the sound of the stream was like music to my ears. Our 1 year old Springer just loved it as well. It's a fairly large park with very generous lots, which is a bit uncommon in NJ. The lots are mostly wooded and shaded so satellite reception may be an issue, the cable TV included about a dozen or so stations so it was adequate for our purpose. The Wi-Fi was only available near the office which was a good thing in that it kept me off the computer for the most part but if you need it, it can be an issue. The loop from our lot all the way around the park was over a mile and perfect for a nice morning and afternoon walk with the dog. Between the walks and the playing in the stream our puppy has been sleeping for the last few hours! At $32.00 for the night for a 30 amp site with water and cable but no sewer, and $8.00 for over night guests was acceptable for what they offer in peace and quiet. We booked another weekend at the end of May and again in August so I'll see how it is during the "on" season. If anyone was looking for a nice campground in the area you might want to give them a try. - Don & Cindy
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Only campground we've seen that charges per person ($15). Great price for 2 persons, not so much for a family of five or more. Campground gave us a great site by the pond. Staff was very friendly. Our site was electric (30 amp) and water only. Electric outlet was worn giving a loose connection. Owner said my plug was the problem but I've used it since in other campgrounds without a problem. Sewer dump is in front of office and can be difficult to access if vehicles are in the way. We were in the area visiting relatives and would stay here again. - halfdimes
Mar 2014 - $30.00
Evaluating this park is tough because everything was frozen. The host did talk us through getting lost on the way to it and got us "unstuck" to get out of the park the next morning. For friendlineess/helpfulness they definitely get an A++ for 2 tired travelers looking for a place to land in a season of ice and for that we are very thankful. - ralinda
Aug 2012 - $35.00
The previous campers who had bathrooms in their trailers were probably unaware about the bathrooms. My husband saw human waste on the walls; the woman's bathroom had an over flowing toilette with brown water running from the toilette to the drain in the floor. It smelled like backed up sewer. The drywall was also just set up against the wall. It was slum for camping. The 2 big dumpsters for garbage was over-flowing. Bags of garbage ended up on the ground, which camper's dogs were eating and no one seemed to care. It looks like they are putting up a play structure from a McDonalds that wasn't finished, so it had orange tape around it. The pond was all brown and disgusting. The second bathrooms had the doors open so bird droppings were all over the stalls. The birds use it as a bird house: it was so gross. It just looks like they have too many projects going on at the same time, that aren't getting finished. They have a nice pool, a great baseball field with an electric score board and a roller hockey/ ice hockey arena. To me it seemed like one of the owners is into baseball and hockey, and the campground pays for it. If they knocked the bathrooms down and build new ones, and kept up: then this place could be a gem. The sites were big, but on the downside you had to share an electrical hook-up, so make sure you have at least a 50 foot electrical cord. It's so shady that there is lots of (moss) on the trees, that gets onto the camper and/or tent. The Wi-Fi didn't didn't work, which makes me wonder if they really have any. We were packed up by 8:00am and ready to leave, but since we got here at 6:00 on a weekday they had already left, so we were suppose to wait to check-in and out in the morning. They were suppose to open at 9:00 am but we left at 9:00 and no one was even here yet. We would never return and I would warn all others not to go. I hate to say that since this is someone's business, but I wished someone else would have warned us. - Chatterbox